Sean Coady was inspired to lose weight after he couldn't fit into his college graduation outfitHe adopted the ketogenic diet and lost 100 poundsCoady found support through Reddit's r/ProgressPics communityLike any soon-to-be college graduate, Sean Coady couldn’t have been more excited to walk across the stage to collect his diploma. But in the days leading up to this monumental achievement, he went to try on his graduation outfit — only to find he could not longer fit into it. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “I realized I couldn't fit into size 44 pants,” he told MensHealth.com. “My heart sank. It was terrible.”In the midst of that disappointing moment, Coady realized it was time to make a massive life change through diet and exercise. Since then, he's gone through a massive weight loss transformation, losing around 100 pounds. Coady after he embarked on his weight loss journey Sean Coady Coady's Weight Loss JourneyIn high school, Coady … [Read more...] about This Guy Lost 100 Pounds With the Help of Reddit and the Keto Diet
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Calorie counting? Out. Macro counting? In. But...uh...what *are* macros? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Macros, a.k.a. macronutrients, are the nutrients your bod can't live without: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each macro plays its own role—and each has its own weight-loss superpowers.Macro #1: CarbsRepeat after me: Carbs are not the enemy—even if you're trying to lose weight. “Carbohydrates are the most important energy source for almost all human cells,” explains registered dietitian Mascha Davis, M.P.H., R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your body digests them quickly and turns them into sugar, or blood glucose, which you then store in your liver and muscles as glycogen. Together, blood glucose and glycogen fuel high-intensity exercise—the kind you need to burn fat and build metabolism-boosting muscle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Carbs may also help you lose more weight by preventing stress … [Read more...] about How To Count Macros To Lose Weight
Would you pee on a tiny strip of paper once a day in the name of weight loss? Believe it or not, that's what some followers of the ketogenic diet are doing to ensure they shed pounds.Some background: The ketogenic diet is the hottest low-carb diet right now, with proponents saying that it helps them lose weight quickly without hunger. The diet calls for getting 70 to 80 percent or more of your total calories from fat and eating fewer than 50 grams of carbs (the equivalent of two bananas) per day, explains Ashley Cuellar Gilmore, M.D., gastroenterologist and program director for IU Health Medical Weight Loss.Why so low? Because, unlike many other low-carb diets, it's centered around achieving ketosis. And to see all the purported benefits of going keto, you have to get in ketosis and stay there for an extended period. (Though, Gilmore notes that the benefits of the diet don't always outweigh the risks; talk to your doctor before making an attempt at ketosis.)One of the simplest … [Read more...] about What Are Ketone Strips—And Can They Help You Lose Weight?
When you're trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or just boost your overall nutrition routine, snacking is important.Snacking not only helps you get nutrients you might not score at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it can help keep you fueled and prevent blood sugar and insulin swings throughout the day, says Jessica Cording, R.D., a New York-based dietitian. The result: You feel more prepared to tackle whatever comes you way—from work deadlines to high-intensity workouts, she says. What's more, by eating small nutrient-packed snacks between meals, you're less likely to head into those meals ravenous and ready to overeat, says registered dietitian nutritionist Beth Warren, R.D.N., author of Secrets of a Kosher Girl.The thing is, when you're on a keto diet, finding snacks—especially on-the-go ones—can be pretty darn challenging. After all, when you follow a keto diet, you generally want to make sure your overall diet consists of 60 to 75 percent fat, 15 to 30 percent … [Read more...] about 9 Keto Diet Snacks That Will Help You Lose Weight
(Natural News) After the holiday season, the first order of business this year is, ironically, getting rid of “holiday pounds.” Just in time, consumer site U.S. News & World Report has released its annual Best Diets ranking — with both the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet tying for the best overall diet for 2018.The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, marks its eighth consecutive year of being named as the top overall diet. Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the diet highlights fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods, as well as whole grains, poultry, fish, lean meats, beans, and nuts.Interestingly, this is the first time that the Mediterranean diet has ranked as the best overall diet, tying with the DASH diet. The diet, which is low in saturated fat but high in vegetable oils, is reported to prevent certain chronic illnesses.For a diet to be rated highly, it must be easy to follow, proven to be … [Read more...] about Shopping for a new diet to start the year? Popular diets ranked: the DASH and Mediterranean come out on top, again